• Volunteer training

    Anoka-Hennepin Schools coordinates three unique volunteer opportunities to strategically provide students and teachers with the support that they need the most in their classroom:
    • K-Skillbuilders
    • Challenge Reading
    • Math Plus
    These volunteer opportunities were created collaboratively between the Parent Involvement and school district curriculum team to ensure that the efforts align with the work we are doing in the classroom. The benefit is that the trained volunteers will be able to respond to students’ individual needs as requested by their teacher.
    Volunteers serving these specialized opportunities must attend a two-hour training session. Training sessions are held at the Educational Service Center in Anoka and already scheduled for this year.
    Volunteer working with child


    Volunteers work with students one-on-one to develop lifelong literacy and math skills. The volunteer program is comprised of a variety of activities that volunteers can practice with students one-on-one in the classroom while reinforcing the skills that classroom teachers have already introduced to kindergarteners through lesson plans, including reading aloud, tracing the alphabet, sorting and finding letters, listening to sounds, counting and building number recognition. Register to attend a 2019-20 K-Skillbuilders training session.
    K-Skillbuilder training sessions:
    • Tues., Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Tues., Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    • Tues., Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Tues., Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    • Thurs., Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Challenge Reading

    Volunteers provide children with additional opportunities to foster a love of reading outside of the classroom by introducing various genres of literature, extending students' writing connections, and promoting higher level thinking skills. Register to attend a 2019-20 Challenge Reading training session.
    Challenge Reading training sessions:
    • Tues., Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m 
    • Tues., Oct. 22 at  6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    • Tues., Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    • Tues., Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


    Math Plus

    The purpose of the Math PLUS is to provide additional, on-going mathematical experiences for students in grade K-5. Students participate in math activities that reinforce problem solving, logic and reasoning, and communicating mathematical findings. Register to attend a 2019-20 Math Plus training session.
    Math Plus training sessions:
    • Thurs., Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m 
    • Tues., Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m
    • Tues., Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    • Tues., Jan. 14 at 10 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
  • Contact

    Volunteer Services
    2727 N Ferry St. 
    Anoka, MN 55303
    Marla Chesser, Supervisor
    Phone: 763-506-1585
    Fax: 763-506-1268
    Office hours:
    Monday - Friday  
    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.